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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After causing one of Brazil’s greatest environmental disasters, mining company Samarco has agreed to pay R$4.4 billion in the next three years to help recover the Rio Doce Basin in...
Editorial, by Stone Korshak RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At midnight on Saturday evening (February 20, 2016) most of Brazil changed their clocks back to observe the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Some of Brazil is not affected, as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the Brazilian government conducts massive campaigns to destroy breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus that may be linked to the increased number of...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Accompanying the sailing test event from last week (August 15th-22nd), a task force with eco-boats collected 28 tons of floating rubbish in Guanabara Bay in an effort to clean...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While controversy swirls around the issue of polluted water quality at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, test events continue and a new sailing race...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil holds some of the largest stocks of fresh water in the world, but regional water scarcity in both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have marked bone-dry reservoir levels not...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s Northeast has long suffered from periodic droughts, particularly in the semi-arid region known as the “sertão”. That has prompted tens of thousands of people there to pack up and...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, reiterated this past weekend plans of applying a fine to those using too much water, requesting an increase of up to thirty percent starting...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is facing a distinct possibility of experiencing power and water rationing due the severe drought that the country has been experiencing since the beginning of the year, according to...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amidst sunny weather, a euphoric audience and world-class musical performances, the first weekend of Rock in Rio 2013 was deemed a smashing success by most accounts. Now, fans are preparing...
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